Hugo Lloris could lose Spurs' captaincy over drunk driving offence

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
Hugo Lloris was arrested for drink driving offence
Hugo Lloris was arrested for drink driving offence

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could be stripped of the Tottenham captaincy following his drink driving charge.

Lloris was arrested in London in the early hours of Friday morning, and is due to appear in court next month.

The 31-year-old father of two, who was taken to Charing Cross police station where he was put in a cell after fingerprints and a DNA swab were taken, has admitted his behaviour was 'completely unacceptable' in a statement released later in the day.

Lloris, who led France to World Cup glory in Russia this summer, also faces a £240,000 club fine and could have the armband taken away.

Hugo Lloris regrets his action which has landed him in trouble


Lloris released a statement shortly after the news broke, in which he apologised to his family, club, teammates, manager and supporters.

“Drink driving is completely unacceptable,” he said. “I take the full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”

Lloris was held in a police cell for seven hours on Friday morning, and missed Tottenham training later that day.

He is expected, however, to be in the Spurs team for their clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night.